hello, i have a syrinx in c6/7 and i struggle
A full spinal MRI is needed to confirm the diagnosis.
Hello dear and welcome to ‘Ask A Doctor’ service. I have reviewed your query and here is my advice.
Your symptoms can be related to syringx.
Numbness and muscle weakness are common symptoms of syringomielia.
A spine MRI is necessary to confirm the diagnosis.
This examination is needed to exclude other possible diagnosis with similar symptoms.
If the diagnosis is confirmed the treatment consists in surgery.
The goal of surgery is to remove the pressure the syrinx places on the spinal cord and to restore the normal flow of cerebro spinal fluid.
Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.
You should see a neurologist to get a referral for a spinal MRI.
Hi again dear,
You should get a referral from a neurologist to do a spinal MRI.
This examination is necessary to exclude other possible medical conditions.
Surgery is usually recommended for when the patient is symptomatic.
So, depending the results of the spinal MRI the neurologist will decide if the surgery is needed.
Hope I helped you.
Feel free to contact me again for further clarification.
Take care dear,